#BIOWC17 Preview Into the Plenary Program

BIO has officially released the list of speakers for plenary programs at the 2017 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology! Sessions will feature executives from the renewable chemicals, enzymes, biofuels, biobased  products, household and personal care, flavorings and fragrances, and airline industries who will discuss technology breakthroughs, business partnerships and sustainability initiatives.

This year’s plenary program has been revamped to explore new and trending themes emerging within the industry. One panel will provide an overview of the current state of biobased food ingredients, flavorings, and personal care products and where market trends are headed in the future. Additionally, attendees will get a chance to hear from industry representatives and trade reporters on how to meaningfully communicate about the biobased economy.

Some highlighted Plenary Sessions include:

Biotech and the Future of Food Ingredients, Flavorings, and Personal Care 
Monday, July 24, 2017
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Speakers:

  • Andreas Birmoser, Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development, Stora Enso Biomaterials
  • John Melo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Amyris
  • Markus Pompejus, Vice President White Biotechnology Research North America, BASF Corporation
  • Jill Zullo, Vice President, Bioindustrials NA, Cargill

Second Generation Biofuels Poised for Big Wins
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
8:30 am – 10:00 am

Moderator: Jim Lane, Editor and Publisher, The Digest
Speakers:

  • Marc Delcourt, Chief Executive Officer, Global Bioenergies
  • Jonas Markusson, Innovation and Product Development Manager, SEKAB (Invited)
  • Hermann Pengg, Head of Renewable Fuels & Lifecycle Analysis Department, Audi AG
  • Mario Pennisi, Chief Executive Officer, Life Sciences Queensland
  • Mena Salib, Manager of Aircraft Noise and Emissions, Air Canada

Effectively Communicating the Benefits of Industrial Biotechnology
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
11:45 am – 1:30 pm

Moderator: Rebecca Coons, Senior Editor, Chemical Week, IHS Chemical

Speakers:

  • Herman Betten, Global Head of Public Relations, DSM
  • Melody Bomgardner, Senior Business Editor, Chemical & Engineering News
  • Doris de Guzman, Senior Consultant – Bio-Materials, Tecnon OrbiChem USA
  • Stephan Herrera, Vice President, Strategy and Public Affairs, Evolva
  • Sylvie Latieule, Director, Info Chimie Magazine

The world’s largest industrial biotechnology event will be held July 23-26, 2017 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Visit here to register and follow us Twitter at @IAmBiotech using #BIOWC17.

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#BIOWC17 Preview Into the Plenary Program

BIO has officially released the list of speakers for plenary programs at the 2017 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology! Sessions will feature executives from the renewable chemicals, enzymes, biofuels, biobased  products, household and personal care, flavorings and fragrances, and airline industries who will discuss technology breakthroughs, business partnerships and sustainability initiatives.

This year’s plenary program has been revamped to explore new and trending themes emerging within the industry. One panel will provide an overview of the current state of biobased food ingredients, flavorings, and personal care products and where market trends are headed in the future. Additionally, attendees will get a chance to hear from industry representatives and trade reporters on how to meaningfully communicate about the biobased economy.

Some highlighted Plenary Sessions include:

Biotech and the Future of Food Ingredients, Flavorings, and Personal Care 
Monday, July 24, 2017
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Speakers:

  • Andreas Birmoser, Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development, Stora Enso Biomaterials
  • John Melo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Amyris
  • Markus Pompejus, Vice President White Biotechnology Research North America, BASF Corporation
  • Jill Zullo, Vice President, Bioindustrials NA, Cargill

Second Generation Biofuels Poised for Big Wins
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
8:30 am – 10:00 am

Moderator: Jim Lane, Editor and Publisher, The Digest
Speakers:

  • Marc Delcourt, Chief Executive Officer, Global Bioenergies
  • Jonas Markusson, Innovation and Product Development Manager, SEKAB (Invited)
  • Hermann Pengg, Head of Renewable Fuels & Lifecycle Analysis Department, Audi AG
  • Mario Pennisi, Chief Executive Officer, Life Sciences Queensland
  • Mena Salib, Manager of Aircraft Noise and Emissions, Air Canada

Effectively Communicating the Benefits of Industrial Biotechnology
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
11:45 am – 1:30 pm

Moderator: Rebecca Coons, Senior Editor, Chemical Week, IHS Chemical

Speakers:

  • Herman Betten, Global Head of Public Relations, DSM
  • Melody Bomgardner, Senior Business Editor, Chemical & Engineering News
  • Doris de Guzman, Senior Consultant – Bio-Materials, Tecnon OrbiChem USA
  • Stephan Herrera, Vice President, Strategy and Public Affairs, Evolva
  • Sylvie Latieule, Director, Info Chimie Magazine

The world’s largest industrial biotechnology event will be held July 23-26, 2017 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Visit here to register and follow us Twitter at @IAmBiotech using #BIOWC17.

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BIO Officially Opens Registration for the 2017 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

We are  pleased to announce BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology conference that brings together from across the globe business leaders, investors, academics and policymakers in the biofuels, biobased products, renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, food ingredients and biomass sectors. The conference will be held July 23-26, 2017 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada. Registration and housing is now open!

Take a moment to watch this short video about the conference and attendee comments.

Learn more about #BIOWC17

Education and Plenary: BIO will announce its program in March/April of 2017 – stay tuned for details on our new tracks: Flavors, Fragrances and Food Ingredients, as well as Agricultural Crop Technologies and Biomass Supply!

BIO One-on-One Partnering™ drives the world’s largest biotech partnering event.  Connect with thousands of companies through BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ system and identify potential partners and schedule meetings prior to the Convention. In 2016, the BIO World Congress hosted 1,900+ 25-minute partnering meetings in 3 days.  Our unique and confidential business partnering systems is really  taking off!

Exhibit in Montreal! As an exhibitor at the BIO World Congress, you will gain visibility in front of influential decision makers and form valuable partnerships with leading companies, investors, researchers and more! Exhibitors will also have access to BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ system.

Who Attends In 2016, the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology drew around 907 industry leaders from 529 companies, 32 countries and 31 states, as well as the District of Columbia. View our attendee summary.

You may want to plant your vacation around the conferences since Montreal is a terrific venue in July with lots to see and do! To learn more about the event and available registration packages, please visit https://www.bio.org/events/bio-world-congress.